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(Updates with rest of story.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Minnesota Vikings still have a UCLA-educated punter with an erudite degree, one whose background was in soccer before trying his leg at another sport.
This guy, though, doesn't play bass guitar in a grunge band. He only tweets a handful of times per week. He probably won't publicize his political views.
Jeff Locke has replaced Chris Kluwe, and the newcomer couldn't be much more different than his predecessor, despite their common alma mater. But if there's any position in professional football where pizazz is optional, it's the punter. Kluwe's outsized personality was the exception and, well, part of the reason Locke was drafted by the Vikings in the first place.
''He is a very mature young man,'' special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said, adding: ''I felt like he was a young man who could handle the adversity, handle some pressure and handle the fact that h...
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Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings seemed to be in a war of words with his former team the Green Bay Packers.
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New Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings is finally putting an end to his feud with former team the Green Bay Packers.
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings apologized, through comments to the media, for his recent remarks about Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers - going so far as to call him by name this time.
According to the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Jennings addressed his previous comments and a recent - and widely reported - talk with coach Leslie Frazier concerning those...
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Jennings is now giving some praise to his former teammate.
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